Category Archives for "Church Partnership"

Salvations, Discipleship at Midlands BCMs this Fall

Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) have been busy this fall engaging students through outreach events, worship nights, and building relationships. There are now two BCM ministries active within the CMBA footprint working to reach the estimated 50,000 students here in the Midlands. The University of South Carolina BCM is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and Benedict College’s […]

September VLC Held at NorthStar Center of Hope


The CMBA Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) met Tuesday, September 20, at NorthStar Center of Hope to conduct business and share ministry updates. NorthStar Christian Center Associate Pastor John Lakin welcomed VLC members to the church’s community center along with member Yvonne Murray, who also serves as the Center of Hope director, as previewed in CMBA’s […]

August VLC Held at Sawney’s Creek


The CMBA Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) met Tuesday, August 16, at Sawney’s Creek Baptist in Ridge Spring to conduct business and share ministry updates. Pastor Dean Reynolds welcomed the group along with member Buck Williams, who was previewed in CMBA’s VLC Member Spotlight in early August. During the meeting, new CMBA Executive Director Jamie Rogers […]

Three Churches Now Meeting on Belmont’s Church Campus

Belmont Baptist is a smaller membership church with a big heart for missions and, as it has shown in the last year, an even bigger heart for partnership. In the summer of 2021, the church already housed the receiving and bulk storage operation of the CMBA Food Pantry when it entered into an agreement to […]

Robbie McAlister: “God is Sovereignly Doing Something” Through Ukraine

The war in Ukraine and subsequent refugee crises have been leading stories across news platforms for most of 2022. South Carolina Baptists have been responding to needs through existing ministry connections that remain in Ukraine, partnerships with organizations, and relief efforts including that of a six-member mission team that traveled earlier this summer with the […]

Refugee Resettlement Ministry: Joining the Circle of Welcome

“… I was a stranger and you invited me in.” Matthew 25:35 The United Nations estimates that of the 89.3 million displaced people worldwide in 2021, 27.1 million of them were refugees – people forced to leave their country to escape war, persecution or natural disaster. These individuals and families have endured unimaginable situations, many […]

Bill Wright Retires After 33 Years in Full-Time Ministry

Rev. Bill Wright will retire from full-time ministry effective June 30, 2022. Bill served on staff with CMBA for 14 years and in various other ministry and leadership roles within the association. He announced his plans earlier this month to his church, Temple Baptist, where he has also served as associate pastor. “Bill Wright served […]

VLC Endorses CMBA Executive Director Search Team Report

Executive Director Search Team members met with VLC members Tuesday, June 21, to present Rev. Jamie Rogers as candidate for the top leadership role within the Columbia Metro Baptist Association (CMBA) Family of Churches. VLC members voted to endorse the search team report, and announced a special called meeting on Tuesday, July 19, at 1:30 […]

VLC Member Spotlight: Buck Williams, Mt. Elon Baptist

This month’s Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) Member Spotlight is on William “Buck” Williams, member of Mt. Elon Baptist in Hopkins. The VLC meets almost monthly to conduct CMBA business and share ministry updates from our Family of Churches across the Midlands. Mt. Elon will host the group’s June meeting. A Columbia, S.C., native, Buck grew […]